summer booksWhether you have a voracious reader at home or someone who'd rather eat glass than pick up a book, summer reading is essential for every high school student. Not only does it keep their brains from rotting, but it should also teach them the joys of a good book. Without deadlines or pop quizzes, reading can actually be fun!

And this list of 7 books is perfect for the off-season -- not too heavy, not too light, this collection of essays, novels, and memoirs is comprised of some of the most entertaining stories to come out of the last six decades.